Paris: Lapina. Imp. This poster is mounted on canvas and has a dark beige background. The poster’s image depicts a religious figure in long white, red and gold robes holding a staff. Below the figure are several figures in a black and white rendering. The caption at the bottom of the drawing reads: Le Cardinal Mercier Protege La Belgique. Condition: Good- to Good. There are four horizontal creases across the poster. One chip to the top left corner. Otherwise the surface of the poster has mild smudges. Minor crinkling to the edges. Printed by Lapina. Imp., Paris. Dimensions w 31 1/8 in x h 46 3/8 in.
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Print by Boris W. Vallejo, signed and dated (7/27/79) in pen in the lower right corner. This print is of the cover art created by fantasy artist Boris W. Vallejo for the novel Tarnsman of Gor by John Norman. Vallejo, born in Peru in 1941, attended Peru’s National School of Fine Arts, and later immigrated to the United States. He has worked with numerous publishers in the fantasy genre, and has also created artwork for movie posters and more. Condition: Good. Somewhat faded. Some rippling from the way the print has been matted. Some damage to the backing, but this does not impact the print. Dimensions 23.5 x 25.375 inches.
Leksand, Sweden: 1956. Original poster advertising the July 1956 performances of the play Himlaspelet in Leksand, Sweden. Himlaspelet, or The Heavenly Play, by Swedish screenwriter Rune Lindström, recounts a young man’s journey to demand that God return his sweetheart to earth after she is executed for witchcraft. When the young man fails in his quest, it is through his sweetheart’s intervention that the two are reunited in heaven. The play has been performed regularly in Leksand, Sweden since the summer of 1949. The poster is mounted on foam core. Condition: Very Good. Slight age-toning; evidence of damp-staining at upper left edge. Small closed tear at upper right corner. Dimensions 27.5 x 39.375 inches.
Napoli: Ente Provinciale per il Turismo, c 1955. Travel poster depicting scenes of Pompei. Published c. 1955 by Ente Provinciale per il Turismo--Napoli. Condition: Good. Two minor closed tears in upper right corner. One larger partially open tear (approx. 4.5 in or 114 mm) at bottom edge, with some discoloration evident where tape was used. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions 28.875 x 43 inches.
c 1950-1960s. New Orleans travel poster from the 1950s or 1960s depicting a Mardi Gras parade scene. Condition: Very Good. Small tear (3/16 in. or 5 mm) in margin of lower left corner; tear of same depth at upper right corner. Slight cockling at upper left corner. Crease in lower right corner. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions 23 x 35 inches.
An original travel poster created by Julien Lacaze (1886-1971), a French artist known particularly for his advertisement posters in the early 1900s. Condition: Very Good. A carefully-mended closed tear (approx. 2.5 in or 65 mm) along the lower right edge. Slight age-toning. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions 34.375 x 45.5 inches.
Signed print by Frank Brangwyn depicting a street scene in the aftermath of the London Blitz. Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956) was born in Belgium to British parents, and received his artistic training in Britain. He worked for William Morris as a young man, and like him explored a wide array of artistic media throughout his career. Though his work includes such diverse categories as glassware, furniture, and pro-British WWI posters, perhaps his best-known works are the murals commissioned by the House of Lords in 1926, later rejected by the peers, and finally acquired for the Guildhall in Swansea, Wales. During his lifetime, he was one of the world's foremost artists. He was the first living artist to receive a retrospective at the Royal Academy in London. While his reputation suffered after his death, his work has been reconsidered in more recent years, and a high-profile exhibition marked the 50th anniversary of his death in 2006. Condition: Good. Some discoloration from handling, aging adhesive, and other factors to margins, but these do not impact the print itself, or the signature. The print is mounted in an unusual way in that the edges of the sheet of paper have been wrapped around the edges of a board and glued to the back, which currently gives the print a slightly wavy appearance. This could likely be corrected if the backing were removed, which could be done with minimal paper loss. Dimensions 26 x 36.5 inches.
Egyptian State Tourism Board, c 1950s - 1960s. Original travel poster with artwork by H. Hashim. Printed in Egypt by Institut Graphique Egyptien, and issued by Egyptian State Tourism Board. Condition: Very Good. Some light age-toning; rip in upper left margin (does not extend into image). Not examined out of frame. Dimensions 31 x 42.75 inches.
Cairo: Egyptian State Tourism Department. c. 1960. Artwork by M. Azmy; printed in Egypt by Institut Graphique Egyptien. Issued by the Egyptian State Tourism Department. Condition: Very Good. Slight age toning; one small tear (which does not interfere with the image) visible in upper right margin. Not examined out of frame. Dimensions 29.5 x 41.25 inches.